Formula W (W Series)

cider_and_toast

Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex
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That's more like it.

The BBC need to stop shunting Formula E off on to obscure channels and the Red Button and actually do something with it, putting it up front on BBC 2 and actually advertising it.
 

RasputinLives

Leave me alone I'm on Smoko
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It would have been interesting to see how prominent Formula E would have been on CH4 if the deal hadn't been scuppered by the last min F1 deal.
 

Bleu

Podium Finisher
According to my sources (Wikipedia) the winner gets 15, and then it goes 12, 10, 7, 5, 3, 2, 1. This is same grade as DTM, Indy Lights and the F3 Regional Championships.

Higher than I thought it would be.

If driver is allowed to defend title, then 40 points is reachable in three years only driving this series.
 

Greenlantern101

Super Hero And All Round Good Guy
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I watched race 3 and 4 yesterday (race 1 and 2 no longer available).

To be honest race 3 bored the arse of me and if the ch4 player hadn't auto-started race 4 I wouldn't of bothered, but race 4 was great. Decent race. The main problem I can see is the tv coverage is substandard. It's hard to follow, the graphics are all over the place and the director needs shot.

I remember watch Alice Powell at Knock hill when she was in Formula Renault. She seems to of had terrible luck in the first 4 races. Which given there is only 6 in the championship isn't great.

2 more races to go. I will be watching them.
 
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F1Brits_90

Champion Elect
as Jamie Chadwick should be in F3 now, she clearly talented enough & she couldve been the woman to break the glass ceiling as she had alot going for her

time is running out she's 23, 24 in may. which means that best case scenario is shes 25. when driving in F3. this is day & age in F1 terms being a 25yr old in F3, 26/27yr in F2. you might as well be collecting your bus pass. because youll be competing against drivers 6-8 yrs older. & i just dont see how she reaches F1. wonder if that W series will be more if a hinderence than a help

if Jamie Chadwick can progress through the lower formulae then i think its going to be very difficult for any other of the women that do win this title
 

cider_and_toast

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Good to see she's got a job with Williams turning the simulator on and off.

Hopefully, in a few years time, she'll work her way up to being humiliatingly ignored in the role of "reserve driver" when Williams actually need a reserve driver. That's a career move known as a "Susie".

Seriously though, how can she ever hope to progress if no one is willing to give her a race seat?
 

F1Brits_90

Champion Elect
Seriously though, how can she ever hope to progress if no one is willing to give her a race seat?
this is what it screams of. that she didnt get any offers from F3 teams. but looking at the line up compared to what chadwick won & media profile that she has. being in F1 paddock, "role" at Williams. i dont know how on pure talent she isn't there

the best achievement ive seen is that a few drivers have won Italian & German F4, 3 of british drivers came through the British F3 championship 1st 2nd & 4th
 

Bleu

Podium Finisher
She would have been oldest regular driver (Jake Hughes who subbed for one race is older) in F3 last year and now it will be at least two years before she gets a drive there.
 

Bleu

Podium Finisher
as Jamie Chadwick should be in F3 now, she clearly talented enough & she couldve been the woman to break the glass ceiling as she had alot going for her

time is running out she's 23, 24 in may. which means that best case scenario is shes 25. when driving in F3. this is day & age in F1 terms being a 25yr old in F3, 26/27yr in F2. you might as well be collecting your bus pass. because youll be competing against drivers 6-8 yrs older. & i just dont see how she reaches F1. wonder if that W series will be more if a hinderence than a help

if Jamie Chadwick can progress through the lower formulae then i think its going to be very difficult for any other of the women that do win this title
As a comparison, entire F3 grid is younger than Chadwick.

F2 has four older drivers: Hughes, Nissany, Boschung and Bölükbaşı. Two who have spent several seasons in 2nd tier, one who spend several seasons in 3rd tier and one sim racing graduate.
 

F1Brits_90

Champion Elect
5 consective wins, (final 2 last season & 3 from 3 this season) from Jamie Chadwick she is unbeatable at the moment & is absolutely travesty that she never even got an opportunity in at least F3 & some drivers that there purely through money have
 

F1Brits_90

Champion Elect
i know I confused at that point was well. because twice champion. pretty dominant at that. there would be Mick Schumacher style attention upon her.

so i am amazed as she seems like a marketers dream.
 
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